When investing in replacement windows, the best way to protect yourself from unexpected problems is to ensure your purchase comes with an exceptional warranty. It’s worth noting, however, that not all warranties are created equal. Read on to learn about the essential components of a good window warranty so you can make an informed decision.
The type of warranty you get will depend on the manufacturer or contractor providing the windows. Generally, window warranties come in two categories: the manufacturer’s warranty and the contractor’s warranty. The window maker provides a manufacturer’s warranty, which covers all defects in materials or workmanship that occur during manufacturing. On the other hand, your contractor offers their own warranty to cover any installation errors they may have made.
No matter what type of warranty you get, contractors and manufacturers should include specific components for it to be reliable. Below we discuss the essential coverage areas.
1. Coverage for Defects
A good window warranty should cover any defects in the materials used to manufacture your windows and any workmanship issues that occur during manufacturing or installation. This coverage will protect you from faulty products or services the manufacturer or contractor provides.
2. Coverage for Normal Wear & Tear
The extent of the replacement windows’ life span can vary depending on the level of maintenance and the type of material they’re made of. However, normal wear and tear can still occur over time. A good window warranty should cover any damage caused by normal wear and tear, such as color fading of the frame material or cracks on the glass.
3. Coverage for Installation Flaws and Errors
Mistakes can happen during installation no matter how experienced and skilled your contractor is. A good window warranty should cover any errors the contractor may make while installing your windows.
4. Coverage for Accidental Damage
Accidents can happen, and may sometimes result in damaged windows. A good window warranty should cover any damage as a result of an accident, such as scratches or broken glass.
5. Coverage for Unexpected Events
No one can predict the future, so it’s essential to have window coverage for any unexpected events that may occur. A good window warranty should cover unforeseen issues like storm or fire damage.
Blackstone Exteriors offers an extensive collection of replacement windows that fit your lifestyle, from bay and picture windows to double hung and slider windows. They are backed by warranties for your peace of mind. Give us a call at (515) 720-2158, or fill out our online form to request an estimate.